Jeff Colyer on Drugs
No proof that marijuana treats any medical conditions
For the most part, the Republican candidates for governor are taking a harder line on marijuana, while the Democratic candidates and Greg Orman all support medical marijuana. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer both indicated they
don't support medical or recreational marijuana.
"When it comes to recreational use, as a physician, I am inclined to follow the recommendations of the American Medical Association and they stand firmly opposed to the legalization of marijuana,"
Colyer, a surgeon, said clinical trials have proven there is no sufficient evidence proving that smoking marijuana is an effective treatment for specific medical conditions.
Selzer and Colyer both said they support the medical use of
compounds derived from marijuana, such as CBD oil. Colyer signed legislation this year authorizing CBD products that don't contain THC, the ingredient in marijuana that produces a high.
Source: Wichita Eagle on 2018 Kansas gubernatorial race
, Jun 29, 2018
Scourge of opioid and meth epidemics affect everyone
Many businesses say they have problems finding workers who can pass a drug test. This is a big reason why so many Kansans aren't benefitting from a growing economy. This scourge does not respect ethnicity, age, rich or poor, parent or child or county.
Hundreds of our neighbors have died. Believe it or not, the average life expectancy in the US decreased the last two years, and many experts cite the opioid and meth epidemics as a primary cause. I've seen this first hand among my own patients.
Source: 2018 Kansas Inauguration/State of the State speech
, Feb 8, 2018
Page last updated: Sep 22, 2018